Cooking

Are you terrified of the kitchen or maybe you just want to learn how to cook better. Is your lack of knowledge preventing you and your family from eating well? Or are you a gourmet cook looking for inspiration? Do you want to travel to international destinations without ever leaving the kitchen? Our classes include culinary basics, gourmet and international cooking. We even offer culinary tours!

Whether you are a beginner or proficient in the kitchen, join us for the adventure of a lifetime and learn the pleasures of cooking well one step at a time in a hands on supportive environment. No fear, no pressure, just a whole lot of fun and good food. You won't regret it!

And if you'd like to take your education further sign up for one of our 10 Class Ongoing Series Programs where you'll begin your journey of becoming an accomplished cook. Classes are 3 hours in length with 2 - 4 classes per month, Monday through Saturday. Classes rotate monthly allowing students to take the full course at their convenience.

Cooking 101 The Series - Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: Kitchen Know How, Basic Knife Skills, All About Spices & Herbs, The Mother Sauces, Oil & Vinegar - the Magic Elixirs, Chicken, Chicken and More Chicken, Where's the Beef, Pork the Other White Meat, The Earth's Bounty - Vegetables & Fruit, The Ocean's Bounty -Seafood.

Cooking 102 The Series -Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about ingredients, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: The Mighty Egg, Beans - black, red, white, pinto and garbanzo, More Legumes - peas, black eyed peas, lentils, fava beans, lima beans, Rice - long grain, arborio, jasmine, black, brown, red, wild and basmati, Grains - quinoa, amaranth, bulgur, grits, barley, oatmeal and cornmeal, Pasta -couscous, orzo, pilaf, macaroni, egg noodles and angel hair, All About Cheese - hard and soft, Stocks and Soups, Nuts and Seeds, Vegetables of the Season.

Mastering Technique-The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for the series geared towards mastering the techniques that will make you the best cook you can be. Classes include: Advanced Knife Skills, Poach - Simmer - Boil, Blanch - Parboil - Shock, Steam - Braise - Stew, Saute and Sear, Pan Fry - Stir Fry - Deep Fry, Roast - Bake - Broil, Mixed Techniques, Advanced Stocks and Soups, Advanced Sauces. This series requires previous registration in Cooking 101.

Basic Knife Skills - Sep-24-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

A good knife is one of the most important tools in the kitchen. Knowing how to use one and which knife does what job makes cooking all the more pleasurable...

Semolina Pasta from Scratch - Sep-25-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Fresh pasta has no match. Once you've experienced this wonder, you'll never be satisfied again with anything else. This class focuses on dough made from semolina flour and the shapes created from this dough such as cavatelli, orecchiette and trofie...

The Women's Room - Sep-26-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

The power of a woman's experience has no bounds. Join us as we come together to share our wisdom, experiences, joys and sorrows while cooking our way through surprise ingredients...

Oil and Vinegar The Magic Elixirs Cooking 101 - Oct-01-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

No two ingredients play a more important role in the kitchen than oil and vinegar. But do you really know what they are all about, when and how to use them and why are there so many different kinds? Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd as she takes you on a magnificent adventure through the land of oil and vinegar...

Cooking with Cast Iron Pans - Oct-02-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

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Artisan Pizza - Oct-04-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

The secret of great artisan pizza lies in your hands. Pick the best ingredients, combine it with the magic of flour, water and yeast and wonderful alchemy occurs...

Our Programs Are Listed Below - Oct-05-2014 - Staff

We have listed our programs on the calendar under Sunday. We do not teach on Sundays. Classes are held Monday through Saturday, morning, afternoon and evenings...

Pasta Explained Cooking 102 - Oct-08-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Everyone knows spaghetti, linguine and fettucine, it's time to expand your knowledge of pasta. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for an evening of learning the how to's of magnificent pastas including: couscous, orzo, pilaf, egg noodles, angel hair, and various macaroni products...

The Mother Sauces Cooking 101 - Oct-08-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

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Cooking Under Pressure - Oct-10-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Pressure cookers are a wonderful addition to the kitchen giving a new meaning to fast food. Simulating the cooking techniques of braising and stewing in half the time, foods processed under pressure are juicy, tender and flavorful...

Homemade Liqueurs - Oct-10-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Limoncello is one of Italy's premier home made liqueurs and delicious it is. Did you know you can make it yourself? All it takes is a little know how and patience and you'll have your own perfectly blended liqueurs...

The Basics of Canning - Oct-11-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

There is no better way to preserve the wonderful flavors of our harvest than through canning. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd as she teaches you the proper way to prepare and can the magnificent bounty of our local farms...

Cooking 101 The Series - Oct-12-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series. Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on class where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them...

Cooking 102 The Series - Oct-12-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series. You've taken Cooking 101 and are ready to continue your education into the world of food. Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on class where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well...

Mastering Technique The Series - Oct-12-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series.The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks...

Vegetables of the Season Cooking 102 - Oct-15-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Join us as we explore the ways to cook spring's fabulous offerings. You'll learn what works and what doesn't when it comes to these vegetables and how to make your family love their flavors...

The Ocean's Bounty Cooking 101 - Oct-15-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Join us as we explore the ocean’s bounty and the how to of selecting fish and shellfish, the best cooking methods, when to buy, proper storing, and how much to buy...